Patents by Inventor Donald M. Pangrazio, III

Donald M. Pangrazio, III has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190184644
    Abstract: A method and system of producing a three-dimensional object with an anti-counterfeiting measure uses a processor to access a data file including a plurality of parameters for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the parameters comprise a plurality of structural parameters. The processor may also cause a three dimensional printing device to form the three dimensional object that exhibits the structural parameters by identifying a build material, identifying at least one anti-counterfeiting measure that when included in the 3D object will prevent creation of a digital model of the three-dimensional object by causing the 3D object to obstruct a possible 3D scanning method, and causing the three dimensional printing device to form the three-dimensional object with the anti-counterfeiting measure using the build material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Jason C. Tsongas
  • Publication number: 20190126556
    Abstract: A method of extracting data embedded in a 3D object includes a 3D scanning device scanning a 3D object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3D object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for causing the processing device to perform an action such as identifying building instructions for printing a copy of the 3D object. The processing device will also perform the action to identify the building instructions, and cause a 3D printer to use the building instructions to print the copy of the 3D object. The processing device may be part of the 3D scanning device or part of another device or system that is in communication with the 3D scanning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 10239264
    Abstract: A method and system of producing a three-dimensional object with an anti-counterfeiting measure uses a processor to access a data file including a plurality of parameters for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the parameters comprise a plurality of structural parameters. The processor may also cause a three dimensional printing device to form the three dimensional object that exhibits the structural parameters by identifying a build material, identifying a concealment material, causing the three dimensional printing device to deposit a mixture of the build material and the concealment material in a plurality of layers, and causing the three dimensional printing device to cure the build material and concealment material to form the three-dimensional object with the anti-counterfeiting measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Jason C. Tsongas
  • Patent number: 10218509
    Abstract: When printing 3D objects designed by a particular designer, authentication information such as a serial number and a digital signature of the designer are inserted into a CAD file for printing the object. The authentication information is represented as physical structures in or on the 3D-printed object. The physical structures (e.g., pits, cavities of one or more shapes, etc.) can be detected by a scanner (e.g., an ultrasound or the like), and the detected authentication information can be transmitted to an authentication server that determines the authenticity of the 3D-printed object and transmits the authenticity determination to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald M. Pangrazio, III, Jonathan D. Levine, Reiner Eschbach, David R. Vandervort, Eugene S. Evanitsky
  • Patent number: 10201938
    Abstract: A method of extracting data embedded in a 3D object includes a 3D scanning device scanning a 3D object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3D object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for performing an action on the data such as: displaying at least a portion of the data, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external database, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external application, or receiving user input for handling the data. The processing device may be part of the 3D scanning device or part of another device or system that is in communication with the 3D scanning device. The method includes performing the action, and returning a result of the action to a user of an electronic device. It may also include receiving a user selection of the portion of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Publication number: 20180178453
    Abstract: A method and system for embedding a database in a 3D object uses a 3D dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3D printing device to form a three-dimensional object by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data set that includes a record of information for production of the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 9919477
    Abstract: A method and system for embedding a database in a 3D object uses a 3D dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3D printing device to form a three-dimensional object with an embedded data structure by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Publication number: 20180022019
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) printer and method for dispensing a material to form a 3D substructure and for dispensing an adhesive onto the 3D substructure. The adhesive printed onto the 3D substructure may be used to attach the 3D substructure to another substructure such as a conventionally formed substructure or another 3D printed substructure. Printing the adhesive using the 3D printer during the same 3D manufacturing process used to print the 3D substructure may improve precision of the location at which the adhesive is dispensed, thereby improving the quality of superstructure created by joining the substructures. An embodiment of the present teachings may decrease the overall time and cost to attach substructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Patent number: 9744726
    Abstract: Methods and devices use a three-dimensional scanner and a three-dimensional printing device operatively connected to a processor. The three-dimensional scanner automatically determines a size and shape of an item to be packaged and the processor automatically identifies information corresponding to the item to be packaged. The processor automatically controls the three-dimensional printing device to form a container that is customized to match the size and shape of the item to be packaged (using a continuous additive process of forming successive layers of material in different shapes). When forming the container, the processor also automatically controls the three-dimensional printing device to form a label as part of the container. The label includes color variations to visually convey the information identified by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Publication number: 20170072639
    Abstract: A method of producing a variable data design file for use in production of personalized copies of a reference 3D object may include receiving a plurality of fixed structural parameters for a reference object and receiving information for creation of a plurality of variable structural parameters corresponding to variable data regions on the reference 3D object. The method may include using the plurality of fixed structural parameters to develop an instruction set configured to cause a 3D printing device to form a 3D object that exhibits the plurality of fixed structural parameters; and including, in the instruction set, instructions for creating the plurality of variable structural parameters based on the received information that will cause the 3D printing device to render at least one of the plurality of variable data regions in the 3D object, wherein the variable data region differs from a corresponding region of the reference 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, David R. Vandervort, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 9527241
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) printer and method for dispensing a material to form a 3D substructure and for dispensing an adhesive onto the 3D substructure. The adhesive printed onto the 3D substructure may be used to attach the 3D substructure to another substructure such as a conventionally formed substructure or another 3D printed substructure. Printing the adhesive using the 3D printer during the same 3D manufacturing process used to print the 3D substructure may improve precision of the location at which the adhesive is dispensed, thereby improving the quality of superstructure created by joining the substructures. An embodiment of the present teachings may decrease the overall time and cost to attach substructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Publication number: 20160257074
    Abstract: A method and system for embedding a database in a 3D object uses a 3D dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3D printing device to form a three-dimensional object with an embedded data structure by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Publication number: 20160259306
    Abstract: When printing 3D objects designed by a particular designer, authentication information such as a serial number and a digital signature of the designer are inserted into a CAD file for printing the object. The authentication information is represented as physical structures in or on the 3D-printed object. The physical structures (e.g., pits, cavities of one or more shapes, etc.) can be detected by a scanner (e.g., an ultrasound or the like), and the detected authentication information can be transmitted to an authentication server that determines the authenticity of the 3D-printed object and transmits the authenticity determination to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Donald M. Pangrazio, III, Jonathan D. Levine, Reiner Eschbach, David R. Vandervort, Eugene S. Evanitsky
  • Publication number: 20160257075
    Abstract: A method of extracting data embedded in a 3D object includes a 3D scanning device scanning a 3D object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3D object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for performing an action on the data such as: displaying at least a portion of the data, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external database, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external application, or receiving user input for handling the data. The processing device may be part of the 3D scanning device or part of another device or system that is in communication with the 3D scanning device. The method includes performing the action, and returning a result of the action to a user of an electronic device. It may also include receiving a user selection of the portion of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Publication number: 20160229120
    Abstract: A method and system of producing a three-dimensional object with an anti-counterfeiting measure uses a processor to access a data file including a plurality of parameters for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the parameters comprise a plurality of structural parameters. The processor may also cause a three dimensional printing device to form the three dimensional object that exhibits the structural parameters by identifying a build material, identifying a concealment material, causing the three dimensional printing device to deposit a mixture of the build material and the concealment material in a plurality of layers, and causing the three dimensional printing device to cure the build material and concealment material to form the three-dimensional object with the anti-counterfeiting measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Jason C. Tsongas
  • Patent number: 9375879
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of identifying media, such as a label or decal, that includes the deposition of suitable layers, and where each of the layers can be individually and sequentially formed with a three dimensional printing apparatus in communication with a computer assist device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D Levine, Donald M Pangrazio, III
  • Patent number: 9196000
    Abstract: A system and method collects fees for usage of a dynamically constructed digital product including a plurality of diverse digital components, each diverse digital component having different restrictions and usage fees. The system and method enable a user to select parameters for a dynamic digital product; identify diverse individual digital components needed to construct a dynamic digital product; dynamically construct the dynamic digital product based upon the identified diverse digital components; collect information directed to restrictions and usage fees for each identified diverse digital component; generate an integrated license for the dynamically constructed digital product based upon the collected information; monitor individual usage of the diverse individual digital components; and generate payments, in response to monitored individual usage of the diverse individual digital components, to entities associated with the diverse individual digital components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald M. Pangrazio, III, Jonathan D. Levine, Michael J. Evan
  • Patent number: 9088674
    Abstract: Methods and systems receive a scan job into a computerized device from an optical scanning device. The computerized device is operatively connected to the optical scanning device. These methods and systems process, using the computerized device, the scan job. Further, such methods and systems use the computerized device to cause a printing device operatively connected to the optical scanning device to print a scan confirmation sheet. The scan confirmation sheet indicates that the computerized device received the scan job. The scan confirmation sheet comprises computer readable markings. The computerized device can receive a transmission of the computer readable markings from a second device separate from the computerized device. In response to receiving the transmission of the computer readable markings printed on the scan confirmation sheet, the computerized device can provide the status of the processing of the scan job, and/or alter or cancel the processing of the scan job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Moore, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Publication number: 20150174821
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) printer and method for dispensing a material to form a 3D substructure and for dispensing an adhesive onto the 3D substructure. The adhesive printed onto the 3D substructure may be used to attach the 3D substructure to another substructure such as a conventionally formed substructure or another 3D printed substructure. Printing the adhesive using the 3D printer during the same 3D manufacturing process used to print the 3D substructure may improve precision of the location at which the adhesive is dispensed, thereby improving the quality of superstructure created by joining the substructures. An embodiment of the present teachings may decrease the overall time and cost to attach substructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Publication number: 20150145158
    Abstract: Methods and devices use a three-dimensional scanner and a three-dimensional printing device operatively connected to a processor. The three-dimensional scanner automatically determines a size and shape of an item to be packaged and the processor automatically identifies information corresponding to the item to be packaged. The processor automatically controls the three-dimensional printing device to form a container that is customized to match the size and shape of the item to be packaged (using a continuous additive process of forming successive layers of material in different shapes). When forming the container, the processor also automatically controls the three-dimensional printing device to form a label as part of the container. The label includes color variations to visually convey the information identified by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III